Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

August 25, 2008

Marine Areas 2, 3 and Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh Line open to salmon fishing seven days a week

Action: Catch Record Card Area 4 closes to salmon fishing in the waters west of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line. Ocean fisheries in Areas 2, 3 and 4 will be open 7 days a week.

Effective dates: 12:01 a.m. August 26, 2008.

Species affected: Chinook, coho and pink salmon.

Location: Catch Record Card Area 4 from The Sekiu River to Cape Alava.

Catch Record Card Area 3 from Cape Alava to the Queets River.

Catch Record Card Area 2 from the Queets River to Leadbetter Point.

Reasons for action: The salmon quota for Catch Record Card Area 4 has been taken. The state waters fishery in Area 4 east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line will open immediately. Enough quota remains in Areas 2, 3 and 4 east of the Bonilla -Tatoosh line to allow fishing 7 days a week

Other Information: Catch Record Card Areas 2, 3, 4 (east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line), and Buoy 10 will remain open.

Information contact: Doug Milward, Ocean salmon fisheries manager (360) 902-2739.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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